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physical therapy

n. Abbr. PT
The treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities, intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development. Also called physiotherapy.

physical therapist n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.physical therapist - therapist who treats injury or dysfunction with exercises and other physical treatments of the disorderphysical therapist - therapist who treats injury or dysfunction with exercises and other physical treatments of the disorder
massager - someone who rubs or kneads parts of the body to stimulate circulation and promote relaxation
healer, therapist - a person skilled in a particular type of therapy
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She covers principles of evidence-based physical therapist practice, elements of evidence, appraising the evidence, and evidence in practice.
Addressing the participants, Senior Manager Rehabilitation SIH Mohammad Kashif Khan said that physical therapists are healthcare professionals who maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and health enabling individuals of all ages to have optimal functioning and quality of life.
PRC said that 802 of the 1,277 examinees passed the Physical Therapist Licensure Examination.
How do you know that your child is getting the best physical therapist for his needs?
SCOPE OF WORK The vendor is to provide Direct and Indirect services by a maximum one (1) licensed Physical Therapist (PT) and one (1) licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) at the CHDC to insure continuity of care.
Through direct consultation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant and the vision professional can establish what a student's unique vision and physical needs are and the challenges each student faces.
If you feel any discomfort from the prosthesis, whether it is the preparatory or the definitive (as in "definitely" a proper device for you to use), inform your physical therapist and prosthetist.
This process helps a physical therapist organize, prioritize data and plan effective treatments well-suited with the problems and goals of the patient/client.
After a full evaluation, a physical therapist will develop a custom program for you based on a variety of factors.
Practicing physical therapists, occupational therapists, and PT students will find it an invaluable learning and practice tool.
Bircher (physical therapist assistant program, San Juan College) presents a textbook for physical therapist assistant students that describes documentation tasks, the importance of quality documentation, and how to produce documentation that fulfills the needs of the patient, facility, and third-party payers, as well as related legal and ethical issues.
Physical therapist assistants work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, physical therapists' offices, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes, schools and sports facilities.

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